The State of Liverpool City Region Report: Making the Most of Devolution

Mitchell Charlesworth Partner Brian McCann once again joined a panel of Liverpool business representatives at the Mitchell Charlesworth sponsored 'Quarterly Economic Breakfast' before an audience of more than 70 businesses.

The State of the Liverpool City Region report, which was recently produced by Prof Michael Parkinson on behalf of the University of Liverpool and John Moores University was discussed and debated by the panel and audience at the Merseytravel headquarters in Liverpool. Topics such as the statistical base of economic performance, GVA, population, employment, business density and skills were all up for discussion, with the key underlying warning for local businesses being to "avoid complacency".

Skills, place, quality, connectivity, strategic leadership and economic diversity were noted as the key areas for improvement, a vision which cannot be achieved without the collaboration of the region's people, city leaders and businesses.

The report, which is being utilised as a positive strategic tool for measuring the impact of city region initiatives designed to improve its performance, can be read here.

For more information about the next Economic Business Breakfast and to partake in the next Liverpool Quarterly Economic Survey, please visit the Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce website.

Joining Brian McCann on the panel were report author Professor Parkinson, Robert Hough (Chair, LEP), Helen Heap (IOD), David Wareing (Hill Dickinson), Christian Spence (Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce).

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